I've had more than my share of jobs in my lifetime.
I've worked for non-profit organizations, small businesses large corporations, and spent the longest stretch of my adult employment in elected positions working in government. I've run several small businesses as well. I've learned something about the role of the boss: Smart employees want to please the boss.
Congress works for us, don't they? Do they know that? Are they so filled with their own sense of self-inflicted importance that they forgot that we have a House of Representatives and not a House of Lords?
It seems that the $800 billion pork-a-looza bill that was supposed to stimulate the economy wasn't the only thing they didn't read. Maybe a reading of the United States Constitution would be a good idea — you know, the one that starts with "We the people."
Well, the latest polls show that "we the people" don't want the government to take over health care, but they seem hell-bent to do it anyway.
I just got back from a brief trip to Canada. Their system works OK if have a minor complaint, but in the event of something really serious, God help you, because the government-run system probably won't.
Does that bother you? In the words of Sarah Palin, "you betcha." But does it slow the members of Congress down? No and why should it? They don't plan to have the plan they will create for you; they have a really nice one.
The members of Congress are coming home for a recess. When they aren't jetting about on a junket overseas for fact-finding, make sure they find out some facts from you. Show up at a town hall or forum if they dare have one. Go to their offices, make calls and send e-mails and letters. Ask lots of questions. Demand answers. Try to gently, or not so gently, remind them who the boss is.
Sure, we want them to make informed decisions and have the courage to take a stand even when unpopular in the name of right. But we don't expect them to cave in to Nancy Pelosi's pressure and the lobbyists-for-loot crowd in Washington while ignoring the people, the real boss.
I've got the contact information for members of Congress on my Web site at: mikehuckabee.com.
Remind them that when an employee consistently goes against the boss's wishes, the solution is simple: Fire the employee and get someone else. If we fired about half of Congress in the next election, it might get their attention. They need to know that "we the people" are the boss, not "they the Congress."
That's my view, I welcome yours. E-mail your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was a 2016 Republican candidate for president of the United States.